Desjardin`s Sailfin Tang

•Scientific Name: Zebrasoma desjardinii
•Family: Acanthuridae
•Origin: Africa, Maldives, Sri Lanka
•Size: max size 31cm
•Temperature: 24°C – 26°C (80°F – 84°F)
•PH – 8.1 to 8.4
•Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 1.020 to 1.025
•Aquarium Size (Minimum) – 475 Litres (125 gallons)

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•Scientific Name: Zebrasoma desjardinii
•Family: Acanthuridae
•Origin: Africa, Maldives, Sri Lanka
•Size: max size 31cm
•Temperature: 24°C – 26°C (80°F – 84°F)
•PH – 8.1 to 8.4
•Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 1.020 to 1.025
•Aquarium Size (Minimum) – 475 Litres (125 gallons)
•Appearances (Physical Description): The Desjardin’s Sailfin Tang has a disk like shaped body similar to all surgeonfish, but with giant dorsal and anal fins that are approximately the same size as its body. When the fins of the sailfin tangs are fully extended, the total height of these fish is about the same as the length. All the sailfin tangs have extended snouts.
•Diet: Herbivore
•Feeding Frequency: Twice a day
•Compatibility:- *See Compatibility chart*
•Aggression: Semi-aggressive
•Difficulty to keep: Moderate
•Captive Breeding: no

Overview:

The body has vertical stripes, narrow lines of yellow, white, and black. On each side of the caudal peduncle is a single spine or “scalpel” used for defence or dominance. When not in use the spine is folded down into a groove. Adult Desjardin’s Sailfin Tang’s will change stripes for spots and lightens in colour while the adult Pacific Sailfin Tang retains its juvenile coloration.